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Project by GreenfireLatheLady posted 04-09-2014 08:07 PM 1695 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this two years ago from a beech log that was in our wood pile and had been cut from a tree in our yard. It was starting to spalt, so I had to do some work to stabilize it before turning so it wouldn’t explode. Sanded to 600 grit and used 5 coats of Renaissance wax to finish.

-- --I live for sawdust.

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 08:41 PM

Nice work you have there. Good looking color to that beech log! The Renaiissance wax is great stuff.
Welcome to LumberJocks and keep posting your work!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 10:01 PM

Nice looking set, Greenfire! What is your stabilization process? Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 10:17 PM

Hi, CFrye – I have to say pentacryl has been indispensable in my workshop lately. I had four large logs and numerous branches of this wood to save with very limited space in the workshop. I would paint on a very thick coat of pentacryl, then wrap the log in plastic grocery bags and let it rest for about three days. Then I would repeat the process weekly for about four weeks. I know the product label recommends soaking the wood, but I’ve found this process works just as well on my smaller pieces. I do have a couple of large oak logs I’m going to start on soon, so I may be able to try the soaking method on those pieces.

-- --I live for sawdust.

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 10:49 PM

Nice work, Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 12:20 AM

Very nice pieces. I love spalted beech wood. It is one my 5 top favorites to make anything out of!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-10-2014 02:13 AM

Great turnings. Good find. It’s nice when you find your own wood to turn. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-10-2014 07:53 PM

I love spalted wood if I could actually learn how to spalt wood I would do it many, many ,times LOL. Anyway lovely wood turnings give your self a big hug,and a pat on the back though not at the same time or perhaps go for it if possible LOL love you work. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 06:31 AM

These are really cool. Great job and welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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